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you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news." california running out of toilet paper. no joke. where you're soon going to have to bring your own. coming soon to your computer, your phone, and all your wireless devices, wi-fi on steroids. how surfing the net will be 10 times faster. >> sick of wasting to see the doctor, the new tool to help you get treated stat. and the tip of this is, actually appears to be a toothbrush melted, sharp end down to a tip. >> sheriffs and shanks and now prone crushers after a murder at san quentin we get a look at the weapons of choice behind bars. >> good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i am dana king. >> it would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.
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it came town to this. no more money for toilet paper. where the supply is running thin. >> reporter: is this state so broke that we can't afford toilet paper? well the answer, does a pear go in the woods? now i'm not offering bad bathroom humor, what i am offering is a warning from state financial leaders, who say if a state budget isn't reached fast the next time you go to a state park it's you who will be going bear going bare in the woods. >> you never miss your fluffy softness until the spool runs empty and at mount diablo they are trying to keep up with an explosion in visitors and all they leave behind. >> yes, we are using our materials, the stockpile is going down. >> the stockpile is toilet paper, cleaning supplies, the basics. but he may find his items bear
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on october 1st. >> the state parks, they are always the first one ... >> to get dumped on, they issue credit cards that allow state workers to buy toilet supplies without going all the way to sacramento. but no payments have gone to the banks in 90 days so the bank is canceling the cards. >> okay, this is another consequence of not having a budget in place. these are the cards used in under prescribed conditions as a normal course of business, could be shut off as of next week. >> there is no way. >> california is stuck in a quagmire and it's hard to be that, what, the seventh largest economy in the world can't get it's act together. >> governor schwarzenegger says they may soon bowl again, a so- called budget framework was reached this evening in santa monica but that does not mean an agreement on the $19 billion deficit. >> it's going to be a worse problem because it will be more money to clean up the waste than it would be to buy the toilet paper.
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>> toes this mean you start rationing out toilet paper rolls, do you stop supplying, do you perhaps make a recommendation to the public to bring their own rolls up? >> that would be an interesting concept. >> reporter: well the governor and the so-called big five legislative leaders are still in l.a. and they are said to be meeting through the weekend on this new budget deal. now is that enough for u.s. bank to stop its cancellation of those cal cards? the finance department is holding its brett but, dana, i can also tell you if they run out of toilet paper in the state and rural parks there will be a lot more people holding their brett? they will be holding their nose. >> absolutely. >> robert liles in pleasant hill, thank you. carly fiorina's first general election television ad is out and she is taking aim at barbara boxer in an ad being
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seen. >> could you say senator instead of "ma'am." i worked so hard to get that title. >> 28 years in washington and barbara boxer worked hard to get a title? i'll really go to work to end the arrogance in washington. >> she called brigadier general michael walsh to apologize but he said it wasn't necessary. senator boxer is already running an attack ad that takes is a thought at fiorina's time at packard. the puc voted to name an independent panel to take a look at what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the pipeline explosion. today clean up cruz started cleaning debris from the disaster zone. their number 1 concern? >> we know that there's going to be some levels of as boss s to in there, going to be metals, other items, we just want to make sure we're handling it in a way that will cause absolutely no concern or
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problem. >> bestest it's going to take at least a month to get it all cleaned up. >> the uc berkeley grad released from an airannan prison hopes to meet with the president. she wants iran's leader to know she doesn't hold any animosity. she talks about her year-long imprisonment in iran.? why you tortured or mistreated. >> well the solitary confinement is treatment. there's good guards and bad guards, there's some guards that just heated me because for whatever reason. >> denied you regularly. >> yes. >> the iranian leader said they arrested them be after they crossed the iraq border. bauer and fatale remain in prison. headlines around the bay area, a 16-year-old nevada boy now faces manslaughter and
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felony d.u.i. charges in ex-connection with that crash that killed his 15- year-old friend. the unlicensed driver hit a tractor-trailer last friday killing isaac bro. the. there was a visitation service for the know vat oh student this weekend. san diego city police are searching for a man who attacked a student in the city's parking garage. she was walk to go her car when the man grabbed her from behind and swung her against a wall. she managed to get away and was not injured. more cuts at uc berkeley. the university will get rid of 200 jobs next year, that will save $20 million, cal won't say which jobs are on the chopping block but a consultant see firm told the university they have too many managers. sit the bean of modern living. bad wi-fi service. but if you're tired of your connection dropping or internet
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videos that constantly stop and sputter a decision in washington brings some good news. they say get ready for wi-fi on steroids. >> reporter: burg and an annoyance we tolerate to watch video over the interknelt. buckle up. a new video service is down the highway. >> it will be like a new turbo charged wi-fi.? it will be coming through the spectrum known as white face spaces. they are all the unused areas between channels, they are used as a buffer zone. but now, with digital tv, less space is needed so the f dr. c will license that space for a new internet service. a service that will provide lightning speed. current intoter need plaqueses at 54 miles per hour. >> it is going to be in the
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internet rung at 800 megawits. it's fashionter in theory. this new white space spectrum opened by these new services is very good at going through walls and buildings, like television because it's in the same radio frequency air area. so television gets through walls and things pretty well, gets true trees, reaches across neighborhoods, you'll have the same kind of good very flexible coverage. >> smart phones, youtube and internet radio are taxing the current wireless network t new wi-fi will take the load off. ho we'll get this new service is still not known but companies like hewlett packard, google and microsoft are bidding to be the developers tf c.c. predicts it will generate billions of dollars in economic activity. this will no longer be your parents' internet. in san francisco, linda yee, cbs5. you need an emergency room doctor fast? well now you can find out how long the wait is at the er by
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sending a text message. that's right. good samaritan hospital and regional medical center in san jose say they are the first northern california hospital s to give patients updated er wait times. it's done through their websites and via text. here is how they do it. utecht er to the number 23000. you enter your zip code and you get a text back with the wait times. >> the average patients, the ones with the bumps and bruises, colds, sore throats, ear infections, gas ontario intest analysis, what is the fastest facility that can can really lease their pain.? your text response also comes with a toll free number to talk to a nurse. of course if you need immediate assistance don't text, just call 911. coming up, too raise e for elmo. we're going to show you the scene sesame street refuse toes
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air. makes, an extreme makeover for bart, the plan to transform the trains and quite possibly your local station. plus.: >> announcer: it's an evil genious. >> prison weapons made from scraps. >> they are called many things but prone crushers are one of the things they call. >> a rare look at bone crushers coming up. our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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for the first time in nearly 100 years the state of virginia has executed a woman. theresa lewis was put to death billy that will injection tonight. the 41-year-old was found guilty of arranging the murders of her husband and stepson. the motive? a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis' lawyers claim she was borderline disabled. there were more than 7,000 appeals to stop her execution. a person at san quentin killed another inmate. he used an item called a bone crusher. he made the item from stuff easily found behind bars. they use everything from toilet trees to actual bones. >> here an assortment of inmate manufactured weapons. >> crude home made prison
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knives. for generations inmates have called them sheriffs or shanks. these days they are called as heat. and the larger ones are bone crushers. >> they are very resource full. >> reporter: we saw a sample of things they made. they managed to make everything from slingshots to zip guns to a variety of bone crushers. share one made from a syringe, a toilet paper roller, here is a spear, the handle is made of rolled up newspapers. >> and the tip of this appears to be a toothbrush that has been melted, sharp end down to a tip, and essentially utilized as a spear. >> reporter: or look at this. someone actually fashioned an actual bone into a weapon. >> they are called many things but bone crushers are one of the things they call. >> he is free and clean but harold brown junior spent a dozen years behind bars for drug dealing in louisiana, arizona, nevada -- >> i saw knit a holding tank
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before i even was inside the walls i saw guys cut and bleeding all over the place. >> reporter: brown says bone crushers are extremely common even though the guards manage to con fist can kate many weapons. >> it's power, protection. for all the reasons people have weapons technician street they have them in jails. >> this year's bone crusher incident was the first murder at san quentin since 1997. officials say they'll show that weapon and these other past examples to prison guards in an effort to crush future attempts at murder behind bars. joe vasquez, cbs5. well because of a, the wars in iraq and afghanistan, a record number of military veterans have come home with terrible injuries. both physical and psychological. one bay area community is making it a lot easier for one vet. don knapp takes us to a fundraiser tonight to help him transition to a new life. >> all right. we have an order for a sentinel.
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>> reporter: walnut creek mayor in bunny ears was behind the bar serving up vodka cocktails. >> it costs $10 for the drink and all $10 is donated. >> anybody who buys that is $10 and it goes if to the jar. if i can do it right then maybe i'll get a tip and the tips go into the jar which benefits the scent necessarily of free tom. >> the scent necessarily of freedom is a program to help the gi's back from the wars in afghanistan and iraq to re- enter civilian life. they were chosen for the walnut creek effort. the veteran have both the wars in iraq and afghanistan he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. they say they'll help with everything that is needed. >> it's a financial commitment to make sure that they have a job, a home, an automobile, the family is taken care of. >> it will take more than a few
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cocktails to cover the cost. sentinels of freedom expect to spend as much as $60,000 to get each disabled gi they select through college and into a job and to get all the other things he or she needs to re-enter civilian life. don knapp, cbs5. she is looking ahead to the weekend already. roberta. >> after a high of 66 degrees in half moon bay to 85 degrees in livermore we're able to see the full moon, the waxing gibb let's moon, to the right you can see something bright. that's june tore. the offshore flow is how you'll see your friday morning. everybody gets to see it, that's because jeffrey is well the north of us, we're now returning to an offshore flow because high pressure is over there, we had the rotation around that area of high pressure pushing the crowds, marine layer out over the pacific.
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temperatures near 100 degrees. for saturday and sunday inland air quality will deteriorate and we will have that northwest flow. 5 to 15 miles per hour. that's right, that's the atmosphere to the relative humidity lowers. pinpoint forecast, 76 in daly city, temperatures going up today by a good 10 degrees in comparison to yesterday. it was 79 in san jose, tomorrow 86 degrees for your friday. also 86 in cupertino. east of the bay, number 74 in richmond to 93 degrees due east in brentwood. that will be one of the warmest locations. north bay numbers from 69 with the sunshine in citizen son beach through dill ham beach all the way north into bodega bay, otherwise 90 degrees in sonoma, it looks like this weekend the temperature will continue to go up. perfect conditions for the floating home tour in salsalito. your extended forecast, we've got sunny skies, 70s close
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side, nearly 100, we'll have record, into monday 102, temperatures continue unseasonably warm all the way through thursday. keep the mypix coming. with the full moon over brentwood, thanks barry. we want them at thank you roberta. too raise e for sesame street. they have decided not to air a segment featuring elmo and katy perry. >> take a look. see if you can figure out why. they have pulled it because of feedback they received. they were complaining perry's top was a little too revealing during the segment. the pop star claims her outfit, she came prepared to play dress up. she says she enjoyed her time with sesame street and elmo enjoyed it too pointing out the clip is still available online. entertainer eddie fisher has tied, died. he passed away in his home in berkeley.
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he gained fame as a pop singer and actor. he was married to debbie reynolds,y liz a wet taylor and connie stevens. he died from hip surgery complications. he was 82, we'll be right back. pinpoint weather is sponsored by amtrack, serving 500 destinations coast to coast. enjoy the journey. book now at ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now.
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agency is considering severl bart's eyeing advertising to boost its budget t transit agency is considering several ideas to sell advertising space and they include billboards on b.a.r.t. property as well as a video network that would include ads. b.a.r.t. says it could again rate between 4 and $6 million a year. well if you have seen them you realize the proportions are a little bit off. mike in alameda wants to know how do those small airplanes tow such large advertising signs behind them? some people like to take their work home. bob franklin pea first to drag his behind his airplane. franklin is the last of a
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vanishing breed of of aerial advertisers. he is the guy driving that little airplane you see driving banners and advertising all over the bay area. >> you spend a few moments of little fun picking up the banner and then you have hours of boredom. >> he arranges the specially made 4-foot tall letters on to a light weight flexible grid. that is laid out next to the runway at the airport. that is time to climb inside his 1957 super constituent, as in super small. is. >> you don't normally have people in the back seat. >> not when we're flying banners. >> he makes a low pass over the field and sends out the hook. it is designed to snag the banner as the plane goes by and if everything goes right he and the super cub heads for the clouds. but there are those days when nothing seems to go right. >> one time we lost a part of a banner over fremont, head to go a stanford game in palo alto. >> that do wreck your message.
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if it's go percent and you lose the b it's go ears. >> he has pulled everything from birthday greetings to marriage proposals to political satire. >> how does this compare to sitting in that cubicle at a high-tech plane. >> this is more fun. >> i need your good questions. send them to me at ,,,, so i got this new job last week, but their health insurance doesn't cover my kid's pediatrician. which is not cool. she was so fantastic. she had this sock puppet that she would use to explain exactly what she was doing
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and why she was doing it. i just wish there was someone to explain to me how i'm going to find another doctor like that. [ male announcer ] we know a good doctor is hard to find. we have some of the largest networks in california so you can choose one that's right for you. blue shield.
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in 1970 jim ray heart drove in six runs in one inning for the giants. tonight, 40 years later, it happened again t win at wrigley helped the giants but certainly not the cubs. second inning up 1-0. juan uribe launches one on the waive land avenue. number 11 for uribe. they would explode for 9 runs in the second inning. that's the most in an inning since 2008. the lineup uneventually got back to uribe. this time with the bases loaded. went deep again, drives in six runs in the second and they are 2nd rout is on. madison baumgartner s toed the 7 innings. the pitching staff sets a modern day record with 17 straight games allowing three games or less. the giants pound the cubs 13-0. they got some help from the
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dodgers finally. hmm cheek woe strikes out the side. the ninth save. patrick phenom lay does has now lost three straight starts. they have beat them 3-1. so giant are back in first place by a half game. they'll go to colorado for three games. the rockies are now 3 1/2 back after being swept by arizona. billy beane may have just found the a's clean up hit earn. dallas braden brilliant. one hit. retired 19 in a row at one point, snapped his four-start losing streak. fifth inning steve toll love section picks up his first run batted in. they bet texas 5-0 to go two games over .500. earlier this sumter warriors got new owners. now with draining tam happen two days away they may have new coaches. don nelson may be let go before monday's media day. asssitant keith smart may take over. the new owner ship felt the
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change will come now. number 5, jose batista had never hit more than 16 home runs in a season. today he became only the 26th player in payable to hit 50 in a season. phil mickelson won the tour championship last year, got the make magic fen this year. lefty is only 3 shots back. fan appreciation day came a little early in toronto. two lucky fans got the chance the cyst next to jose lopez. at least buy the guy a beer, you though what i mean? number 2, back to the coliseum where there's plenty of foul tears. gabe gross with the diving catch and wow is right. cornerback jarred holley who and at number 1 miami's decor reharris over throws his receiver and our pink quarterback jared holly makes a spectacular 1-hand grab for the interception. pit made the highlights but miami wins the game. 31-1. we'll be right back. ,,
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i'm ahmed mady and i'm a homebuilder. ,, my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my american express open card to get half a million points to buy building materials to help build the jackson family a new home. well, i know if my dad was still around, he would have told me, with no doubt... he would have told me it's a no brainer and i knew that from the start. it was an honor. booming is moving forward by giving back. carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets.
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i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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hakira. woo, look at the time. >> that does it for "eyewitness news" at 11:00. david letterman is coming up next. who is on? >> james franco. >> yeah. he is

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TOPIC FREQUENCY California 4, Barbara Boxer 4, San Quentin 3, Carly Fiorina 3, Afghanistan 3, Washington 3, Arizona 2, Nevada 2, Uc Berkeley 2, Cubs 2, Cal 2, Iraq 2, Miami 2, Jerry Brown 2, Don Knapp 2, Shanks 2, Uribe 2, Brown 2, Iran 1, Daly City 1
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